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Atmel, Ember bring 2.4GHz ZigBee networking, MCU platform

Posted: 03 Mar 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power zigbee semiconductor? avr? 8bit flash microcontrollers? wireless semiconductor?

Atmel Corp. and Ember Corp. have collaborated to deliver an ultra-low power ZigBee semiconductor platform. The companies says that when Atmel's AVR 8bit flash microcontrollers are combined with Ember's wireless semiconductor systems, it allow OEMs take advantage of the emerging ZigBee application market with a complete, integrated microprocessor, radio and software solution. ZigBee is a wireless, standards-based radio technology that addresses the unique needs of remote monitoring and control and sensor network applications.

The Atmel and Ember ZigBee ready offering is designed as a complete, fast-to-market solution for OEMs building products for home and building control, automation, security, consumer electronics, medical monitoring and toys.

Jarle Boe, Atmel's AVR marketing manager, said, "Ember's ZigBee-ready solution combined with their strong support of the ZigBee Alliance makes them a great partner. Moreover, Ember's IEEE 802.15.4 platform is used by National Technical Systems (NTS) as a 'Golden Suite' when comparing other 2.4 GHz, 802.15.4 products targeted for ZigBee for MAC-level interoperability."

"Atmel's AVR microcontrollers work well in ZigBee applications thanks to the flexible internal memory sizes needed to support the ZigBee protocol stack," said Venkat Bahl, Ember's Vice President of Marketing. "The high performance and low power consumption offered by our combined chipset solution ensures minimum latency and maximum battery life for wide ranging ZigBee applications."

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